I was driving home today, got lost, and stumbled on a couple neat spots in South Minneapolis. I love getting lost. Maybe sites for future shoots?
(In the top shot I corrected the wide angle distortion a bit.)
My friend Anna Chambers-Goldberg poses in her attic studio in St. Paul last week. Her clothes that day exactly fit the weather/mood–colors, textures, fabrics… so she let me grab a portrait by the window. I liked the space, too, because the unfinished walls and rough floors invite you to create the decoration, drawing out art, energy, life.
I recently read on a Despair Inc. poster, “Just because you’ve always done it that way doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly stupid.” Not that I can think of a better way to hang Christmas lights, just that it could potentially be hazardous. I wanted to experiment with an angle like Vincent Laforet used in this amazing photo.